World’s Largest Spacecraft–By: Zach C.

NASA’s international space station received the 2009 Robert J Collier trophy for having the worlds largest spacecraft.  This is an orbiting spacecraft in which people live for an amount of time.  The (ISS) collects scientific data, new discoveries and sets new standards for the (ISS)  This award was presented to NASA on Thursday May 13 in Arlington, Virginia.  NASA chairman Walter Boyne stated, “We are just trying to make NASA’s technology and space crafts bigger and better.”  Bill Gerstemaier stated, “We are honored to receive this prestigious award.  We are just trying to do our best to collect the most recent and true data.”  This award was between ten other space agencies.  This space station was designed in 2005 by the congress.  It is just about 5 years old.

Discussion Questions:

1) How long do you think it took to build this International Space Station?
2) How much do you think the procedure cost?

Link:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html

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~ by jpiniat on June 15, 2010.

2 Responses to “World’s Largest Spacecraft–By: Zach C.”

  1. Great article Zach.

  2. Great article Zach. I think that it took about 3-5 years to build the space station because i know that NASA probably put a lot of work into building it to make it just right so that it could function the way it has to. I think to build the ISS it cost probably a few million because the ISS is huge and they need to buy parts big enough to be able to build it. They also had to install all systems into the ISS that collect the information so they can progress it. Cool article.

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